Saturday, June 27, 2020

Stupefied, I Hope

My skull is spilling
familiar disappointment,
but my heart still hopes
your thoughts are just stupefied
not all empty of feeling.


photo by Nick Fewings, on Unsplash

 for Poets and Storytellers United (Writers’ Pantry #26: “You can make anything by writing”). Really, writing is magic… we can make with our brains, hearts, and fingers.

53 comments:

  1. Hopefully there is still a heart beating and a conscience intact. Cheers.

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    1. ...the alternative would say too terrible things about humanity.

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  2. Sad! That the disappointment is familiar does not augur well. But sometimes thought and feeling do become divorced – or at least separated for a time, hopefully not permanently.

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    1. That seems to be the current state of things for too many people these days. They keep on saying the most horrible things about other people. And every time, I wonder if they really think their words through.

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  3. Everytime these days one reads the news- the same bitter taste - yes familiar disappointment....

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    1. I'm right there with you. I things are bad. But keep on hoping that they will get better, and find myself disappointed again and again... when they don't.

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    2. Yes, a dark spiral... it's getting so bad here, there's the unflattened curve, there's the monsoon and flooding and the economy in all kinds of disrepair... not a lot to hold on to!

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  4. We can normally cope when we have someone to talk to and confide but far more difficult if you disagree with each other. However even the most loving friend have quiet moments!

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    1. I'm glad this was tanka was not inspired by interactions with a friend. I'm very patient, most of the time. But I doubt I could be too patient with someone who goes around spewing nonsense that makes them sound like a unfeeling monster.

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  5. Writing should ease the tension of disappointment, Magaly. I hope the heart’s hopes are fulfilled.

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    1. Writing is good medicine, indeed. And I join my hopes to yours.

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  6. We can indeed hope. Heartfelt words.

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  7. Stupefied can be a good thing...within reason...and temporarily. You capture that well here. Salute!

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    1. When the alternative implies that the person might be a heartless bit of scum, stupefied could certainly be better.

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  8. I know that feeling of hope that it's just a misunderstanding, and that maybe you really aren't hearing/ seeing what you think you are. I have actually been pleasantly surprised once earlier this week. It's helpful to me to hold on to that and other times like it when the emptiness of hearts are revealed.

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    1. May the world be pleasantly surprised... over and over!

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  9. Stupified and distracted seems to be part of right now's dislocations. Hoping that kindness & attention learn to swim in the meanwhile.

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  10. A heart that hopes is strong medicine, especially in these pandemic days

    Much💖love

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  11. There's hope for the heart that can still hope! :)

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  12. Oh no, not to worry. There is plenty of feeling within that shock.

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  13. I love the sketch! We all need to be strong of heart and clinging to hope!

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  14. I'm always impressed when profound things are expressed with an economy of verbiage.

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  15. The heart still hopes...I hope it always does.

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  16. Gotta love that hope. I think my skull is clotting.

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  17. Sometimes we have to strive to hold on to every bit of happiness and hope knowing disappointment, despair and destruction lurks around every corner. I agree with Kim, writing helps!💝💝

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  18. Good one As long as there are feeling we hope that clarity will return

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  19. One of the fundamental things I believe ... most people are not evil or cold-hearted - just a bit dumb and lacking of imagination. <3

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    1. I can't disagree. Ignorance and lack of imagination seem to be guilty of a lot of things.

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  20. Yes, it's best to keep hoping that a friend like that will come around. i like this Magaly. great write.

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    1. These days, I'm hoping that half a world like that will come around.

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  21. Oh yes, where has feeling gone? Are we doomed to only hear empty, opinionated blabber?

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    1. I hope the doomed feeling is temporary. If not, I don't know how the world will survive.

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  22. Having been with the same person for over half a century, I know for certain that every relationship has ebbs and flows. Actually I came to that conclusion many years ago. After that, I barely noticed the 'ebbs'.

    And yes, I also believe that writing is magic.

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  23. Disappointments can be gut-wrenching especially when we expect more. There is hope there in your heart to build upon.

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  24. Well you know my comment already. But on another subject, Magaly, are you using Bloggers new format? Is this it? Where is the difference? Thanks muah

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    1. Sorry for the late response, I just saw this comment.

      No, I am not using Blogger's new format. To be honest, I will probably not use it unless the changes are forced on me. I looked at the trial version and really dislike it. It's not user-friendly at all. And the layout makes too easy to delete things by accident and to click on stuff without meaning to. I hope they always give us the choice of keeping the classic format.

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